4 killed, 1 injured in a road accident in Manmad | Nashik News

Nashik: A total of four people were killed and one was seriously injured in a traffic accident on the Yeola-Manmad road around 1 a.m. Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Taufiq Shaikh, Dinesh Bhalerao, Pravin Sakat and Gokul Hire while the injured person was identified as Ajay Wankhede who is undergoing treatment in Malegaon. All are residents of Manmad.
Mamnad police said the five, who are friends, drove to Yeola for work. As they were returning to Manmad, near the village of Anakwade, the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle. The car then hit a tree.
Four of them died on the spot.
Deputy Police Inspector Pralhad Gite from Manmad Police Station said a Manmad resident sent all four of them to work in Yeola and also gave them his car. The car was completely damaged by the impact of the accident.
Gite said the information was quickly reported to police by passers-by on the road.
Police rushed to the scene of the incident and took the injured person to Manmad Rural Hospital, from where he was transferred to Malegaon for treatment.
Manmad residents said the deceased were close friends and had been friends since childhood.
Hire worked as a driver, Bhalerao worked in a catering business and had recently started his own business, while Shaikh ran a sharbat stand and Sakat worked in a mobile repair shop. Wankhede sells water jars.

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